Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,192,847

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,192,847

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Diego Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 25,100,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,192,847

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13110 records found.